Old Testament


Jeremiah (fifty-two chapters) prophesies
In Judah's last pre-Babylon days; his voice cries
Loud, repeated calls to repentance underscored,
But his warnings were ridiculed, sadly ignored.
As God's people are taken captive for their sins,
He yet holds hope for the nation in his writings:
Quotes God that they'll return home seventy years on,
A new covenant (chapter thirty-one) to come.
Many persecuted him, "the weeping prophet" -
Book's very personal in places; poetic.
Chapter 33 prophecies Jesus as well,
Sitting on the throne of the House of Israel.

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